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Only Love Zen Sangha is named after the verse “Only love dispels hate” found in Chapter One of the Dhammapada.

We believe the prescription for nurturing love can be simply stated, but requires a lifetime to practice:

1. Meditation/contemplation to tap into the source of love

2. Allow love to dispel hate in our own hearts, first

3. From the position of a hate-free heart, we can help make the world a more loving place

We encourage our sangha members to meditate regularly…engage in bowing practice occasionally…chant frequently…study books that encourage a compassionate lifestyle…and pursue the building of bridges between themselves and others. To help achieve those aspirations, we offer an intensive three-year seminary program.

Ours is one of the few Zen groups that primarily meets virtually. Wherever you live, if you have an Internet connection, you can sit with us. We meet every other Sunday at 5pm, Eastern, using Zoom, the video-conferencing app.

In addition, Rev. Charama regularly meets with Zen students via Skype or Zoom. So if you’ve ever wanted to study Zen with an ordained, authorized Zen teacher, please send Rev. Charama an e-mail.

If this is your first time visiting our site, please spend a few moments perusing the Pages up above, especially About Us and Only Love…? and Guiding Principles.

For updates, Dharma talks, blog posts, info about community events, see the News page.

If you’re unsure what you want, but know you’re interested in discovering what Zen can do for you, please Contact Us.

Oh, by the way, Happy Sixth Anniversary to Only Love Zen Sangha!

We first began sitting together in the Spring of 2010.